Strawberry Buttercream

30 Nov

Pretty in Pink!

It should come as no surprise to that I love anything and everything girly! Including the color PINK! I especially love pink around the holidays – aren’t hot pink Christmas trees adorable?? These days it’s “trendy” to decorate with colors other than the traditional red, green, and silver. So today I want to give you a recipe for festive strawberry buttercream cupcakes. These will be a huge hit at any holiday party and are really fun to decorate!

Strawberry Buttercream


Pink Holiday Cupcakes - Yum!

  • 2 sticks of softened sweet-cream butter (unsalted)
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar (no need to sift)
  • 2 tsp of Vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of Strawberry extract
  • 2 tablespoons of whipping cream
  • Pink food coloring


  1. In a standing mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk together powdered sugar and butter on medium high speed. Once combined, whisk for about 3 minutes until light and fluffly
  2. Add the vanilla and strawberry flavoring – mix well
  3. Add the whipping cream and food coloring and whisk for another 3 minutes

Golden Butter Cupcakes

Complete with Snowflake Sprinkles!

  • 2 1/2 cup(s) (plus 2 Tbsp.) flour
  • 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 2 teaspoon(s) (pure) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla.
  3. In large bowl, with mixer at medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat just until smooth, scraping the bowl occasionally with a  spatula.
  4. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for about 20-22 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before frosting the cupcakes.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Til next time, stay sweet!

xoxo, Jill

P.S. Don’t forget you can get 10% off any cupcake purchase if you use the code SCCS10. Visit my shop for some yummy holiday treats.

8 Responses to “Strawberry Buttercream”

  1. Nikki November 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    These look fantastic!! I really love the last picture. I want to make these now!! Those snowflake sprinkles are really cute too!! Perhaps I should try these this weekend!! (But I must find adorable sprinkles first!)

    • StayCalmCupcake November 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

      Hey Nikki! Go to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx – they have really great sprinkles for only 2-3 dollars!

  2. Stef November 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    These look soooo yummy! I, too, need to look for the cute sprinkles.

    I LOVE PINK! 😀

  3. Michelle December 1, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    Visiting from Mingle Monday. Love your blog…all of these cupcakes look so yummy. As someone obsessed with all things cupcake, I will be checking back often:)

  4. Rachael December 1, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    Oh my YUM! My mom was talking to me the other day asking if I had any good cupcake recipes. I pointed her to your blog. This looks delicious!


    p.s. The cupcakes came and I took some lovely pictures! I am just editing them and they will be your way by the end of this week!

  5. classycareergirl December 1, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    These look wonderful! I might have to make this recipe for the holidays! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. ambermartingale December 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Looks yummy.


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